Single-segment 100% speed run of Metroid Zero Mission, done on July 15 2005.
Author's comments: Well, this run had 2 route changes from the last one. Well, here we are again...yet another improvement to my own 100% record. There's not actually a lot to say so I'll keep this short.
First off, all my boss fights were good this time. Imago Cocoon was especially well done (exactly the way I meant to do it last time).
Second, the only major loss I had was in Norfair, in the vertical shaft after Ice Beam with the 3 Rippers. They were in a rather awkward position and made it difficult to get the wall jumps off in between them.
Third, I tried quite a few of the newer tricks discovered at M2K2, including the Norfair Shinespark, and the quick way back up after getting the missiles just above Ridley. Those two, however, I screwed up (the ball jumping was just me not getting my thumb on the jump button quick enough. The shinespark was just bad timing...granted that one's a bitch to pull off). I did manage to hold a shine all the way from Chozodia to the top of the shaft before Tourian. I don't know if it's any faster really...but it looks cool I guess. ;-)
I was trying for sub-56 minutes, but the odds of me getting one of those after getting this one weren't particularly good, so I figure I'll just come back to it at a later date. I'm working on Hard 100% now, so be on the lookout for that sometime in the near future.
July 21, 2006 Subject:
this is a must see run if you are any kind of fan of metroid. 'dragondarch' has total control over samus. not only is the game pretty (HQ). but the moves and speed this gamer achieves are,..well...beautiful.